MtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2283 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1810 times:
Just a general query to anyone with knowledge:
I know Santa Fe was having issues with the airport and such, I am just curious as to progress of all or any airline service that was to have occurred there.
Thank you for any info.
UPSMD11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 799 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1628 times:
I guess if you life in Santa Fe it would be great to have service there but driving from ABQ is not really that big of a deal. But like I said, living there is one thing, visiting there one time is another.
Jkudall From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 615 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1555 times:
Quoting Modesto2 (Reply 1): DL was to start SAF-SLC and SAF-LAX, but both routes were canceled prior to their start because of fuel.
That isn't entirely correct. The main reason they weren't started is because the SAF airport hasn't been able to get an environmental easement granted by the government for the service to begin.
Now that it has been almost a year since these routes were to begin, I'd say fuel would definitely play a part in the service possibly not starting at all, IF the airport was granted the approval.
Quoting ABQ747 (Reply 2): Has AA cancelled their proposed LAX/DFW-SAF service, or have these routes been delayed?
Supposedly delayed, but indefinitely.
As for DL, considering the service was to be on Expressjet (In fact, I believe Expressjet was going to do LAX-SAF at risk), and the fact they will no longer be a DL connection carrier anymore, I'd say the chances are even less now. Not to mention the economic reasons for any carrier to start up a new market right now.
Overall, I'd say the chances aren't very good for SAF. Sorry.
Rampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3015 posts, RR: 7 Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1383 times:
I lost track of what was needed, if anyone could fill it, that would be interesting to know. Here's something, just last week, funding for a new fire station: http://bingaman.senate.gov/news/20080804-01.cfm
What does the environmental impact statement involve? Is this what is needed for jet service? Didn't SAF have CV turboprop service at some point, maybe with FL (Frontier 1.0) in the 70s?
LAXPAX From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 79 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1380 times:
It looks like the Santa Fe RailRunner stations will be open long before the airport mess is worked out, which will make traveling from ABQ a little easier. Not the same as flying directly to SAF of course, but at least it's another option.
Sadly there is no RailRunner station located within ABQ airport, but the nearest station is a short bus ride away (much like LAX).
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TheGreatChecko From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1121 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1310 times:
Quoting LAXPAX (Reply 8): It looks like the Santa Fe RailRunner stations will be open long before the airport mess is worked out, which will make traveling from ABQ a little easier. Not the same as flying directly to SAF of course, but at least it's another option.
When is that supposed to happen? I couldn't seem to find it on the website.
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